Mehdi Hasan’s appearance on the ABC’s Q&A this week impressed some in the community. Armed with the relevant stats and data and able to quickly and articulately convey an argument, Mehdi had some good points to raise. However, as Uthman Badar notes, we should not allow impressive style to stand in the place of superficial or problematic substance. (more…)
Security services in Tatarstan and Bashkiria (Russia) recently carried out massive raids and arrests targeting Hizb ut-Tahrir activists in Kazan, Sibai and Bayamak on the 6th and 7th June. More than 20 raids and arrests were carried out, with little to no media attention given to these dramatic incidents.
On Friday the 23rd of June 2017, the “Anti-Terrorist Division” of the Turkish security forces stormed the house of Yilmaz Celik. The raid occurred as Celik, a prominent member of Hizb ut-Tahrir Turkey, gathered with some brothers to break their Ramadan fasts together. He was arrested and immediately taken away. Despite its appeals to Islamic sentiments, this continues a troubling trend of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) as they once again move against those who call for Islamic change. All of this occurred in the last ten days of the blessed month of Ramadan, as Turkish judicial authorities also ratified two judicial decisions that result in 15 years imprisonment.
On the 18th of June 2017, Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia held an event retelling the most significant battle in the formation and history of Islam: the Battle of Badr. We present here the fascinating talk by Br Bilal Merhi and some pictures from the event.
Through the metaphor of a toxic waste dump, sister Sumya Rahman explored the imperative we have as members of this ummah to take a principled stance towards activism, and be adamant on being guided in our da’wah and activism by courage and commitment to Islam’s principles.
Federal Attorney General George Brandis expressed his frustration yesterday with his inability to silence criticism of his government’s foreign and domestic policies.
On the 21st of May 2017, Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia held a conference analysing our position as Muslims and the growing hostility Muslims face living in the West, identifying the causes and multiplicity of factors. We present here a summary video, the keynote talks, creative presentations and some images from the event. (more…)
Announcing an important community conference coming up: Hatred Rising: Living in a Hostile West to be held on Sunday the 21st of May.
On the 22nd of April 2017, Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia held an event analysing the growing industry of Islamic Finance. We present here the keynote talks from the event, the Powerpoint slides and the Q&A session that took place. (more…)
‘It’s OK for Muslim men to hit their wives’ is the sensational title that The Australian opted for when reporting on a video in which two Muslim women, members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, relayed the tafsir of a verse of the Qur’an. This predictably sent the media into overdrive and soon all major outlets were covering the story with a domestic violence angle, with politicians lining up to comment and take the moral high ground. Some within the Muslim community released a statement denouncing domestic violence and criticising the view expressed in the video.
Two days later and one of the signatories of that statement, Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman (President of the Australian National Imams Council) is the next media target.